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Research Proposal – Empirical Political Analysis

  1. INTRODUCTION

Youth crime rates in America are the subject of research and statistical analysis. There have been studies concluded by many government agencies to determine trends. However, delinquency among young people is influenced by many factors; such as parental involvement, education and sociological background. Family structure statistics are scarce in Florida, therefore, the authors would like to compare trends and housing statistics with juvenile crime rates based on race.  The current proposal also addresses the question whether this relationship is based on family conditions, age, location and sociological patterns.

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Tuberculosis Control Laws and Policies in the United States

INTRODUCTION

As Tuberculosis (TB) kills more than 1.8 million people worldwide each year (Lantos-Hyde 3). This, combined with the high rate of US immigration from high burden countries there is a need for policies to control the spread of the disease. Funding for prevention and treatment has been increased, however, there are different opinions about the effectiveness of the government’s approach. The below policy analysis is designed to provide an overview of the US laws, policies and guidelines and their potential benefits.

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Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Their Contributions to Social Contract Theory

Attempts to understand and explain how societies developed from a state of human existence where no such societies existed have fascinated and motivated political philosophers and theorists for centuries. The concept of the social contract, wherein individuals collectively agree to abdicate certain rights and liberties in exchange for the benefits wrought by societal organization has been at the heart of the political writings of generations of thinkers. Among the most widely known of these political philosophers are John Locke and Thomas Hobbes; each wrote important works about the social contract that have remained widely0read and enormously influential since their publications hundreds of years ago. Although Hobbes and Locke both address the basic concept of the social contract, and seek to understand and explain both why and how societies and states developed, each takes a very different view about the nature of man and society. This paper will examine the different perspectives offered by Hobbes and Locke, and will attempt to argue in favor of and against the ideas presented by each of them in terms of the applicability of these ideas to the social contract and the evolution of the state.

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War on Terror

Due to the incident that happened on September 11, 2001 in America, the condition of fighting terror has become a worldwide concern. Being an international concern, the United Nations and all its allied agencies have specifically imposed particular amount of budget for the said campaign. Aiming to create a more peaceful and secured society, this campaign brings together all nations in creating a source of fighting program dedicated to assuming a more secured system of relationship between nations. The focus of the campaign however is targeting the elimination of al-Qaeda.

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What are the limits of the power of NGO’s ?

Introduction

In almost every country around the world, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) is at work. The common definition of an NGO is simply an organisation of people that operate independently of the government. They often work to promote human rights, environmental rights or basic rights. There are different types of NGO’s, ranging from community-based organisations, to national and international organisations. Each NGO often has a focus group, or a particular area of interest; be it charity, public service, humanitarian aid, poverty alleviation and the like. However, due to the rapid growth of NGO’s, many political governments have put limits on the type of power NGO’s can have. This has had major impacts on the success of these organisations, and whether this contributes to the failure of some are discussed herein.

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Costs and Benefits of International Immigration

Introduction

International immigration is not a new phenomenon but the pace has increased tremendously due to globalization which has eased geographical constraints between countries and has led to greater mobility of factors of production including human capital. It was not long ago when the migration would be normally from developing to developed countries but now immigration flow has become more diverse due to rising economic status of emerging economies. Economic theories usually give the idea that international immigration is good but it can also impose huge social and economic costs on countries, especially developing economies. Nonetheless, international immigration should be encouraged because the cumulative benefits outweigh the cumulative costs.

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What is the Effect of Religious Discourse on Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War? (PPT)

What is the Effect of Religious Discourse on Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War

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Article Review–“Act of Congress…” Washington Post

Occasionally the dialogue between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch opens up, and the American system works the way it was intended, with slight variations. This is clearly illustrated by an article posted by The Washington Post on May 6th, 2013, that describe the efforts of Democratic Representative Barney Frank in imposing regulations on the US banking system following the burst of the housing market in 2008.

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Article Review–Forbes Magazine

A very key important part of sociology is public relations–specifically with reference to the amount of cooperation going on between different committees or branches of government that is key for the running of the government, and full faith and credit in the strength of the economy.

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Article Review- The Washington Post

At the heart of political science, and much of what political science is concerned with, as a whole is the communication, both in theory and application, of the different sections of government. Very often this is an issue of a policy the President favors, and Congress does not, or vice-versa. This is especially apparent in The Washington Post article, credited to the Associated Press on May 1st, entitled “Guantanamo Bay Closure a tough sell to Congress, so Obama looks to Possibly reduce population”.

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Hitler’s Theories and Idealogies

Introduction

Throughout the course of the 20th century and beyond, the name of Adolf Hitler has become synonymous with despotism and evil.  He is perceived as having orchestrated mass extinctions on an unprecedented scale, motivated by deeply-rooted convictions as to the inferiority of Jews, homosexuals, and others.  It is undeniable that he changed the course of history, and his impact has long been popularly identified as the consequence of pathological mania.  Hitler’s actual sanity may or may not be questionable, but what is certain is that, taken to extremes of madness or otherwise, his authority was fueled by the ideologies he maintained as absolutely correct.  As will be seen in the following, Adolf Hitler proceeded from determined beliefs in a Germanic nationalism reflecting racial superiority, a consequent motivation to destroy those races and peoples he perceived as undermining this Germanic greatness, and an implacable faith in his own role as destined top accomplish these ends.

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Establishment Clause of the First Amendment

There are also exceptions to the clauses regarding freedom of religion that both parties have taken note of.  Freedom of religion is also limited in important areas.  When the practice of a person’s religious beliefs has the potential to cause harm to another or an animal, the freedom to practice this religion is nullified.  Religious beliefs that require blood sacrifices or prevent parents from seeking proper medical care for sick children can cause the practitioner to suffer legal ramifications in association with such practices.  These exceptions to the rule of freedom of religion are agreed upon by members of both political parties.  Since animals and children are not able to defend their own rights, it is the duty of our judicial system to protect them.

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Vulgar Language & Pictures in Public Places

The premise is this paper involves the case of the Bloomsburg University student arrested for shouting obscenities while standing nude on the steps of the Columbia County Courthouse on Main Street while handing out literature calling for the overthrow of Pennsylvania’s government and wearing a backpack with an explicit colour picture of a man and woman procreating visible on the back panel of the bag.  The student was convicted of breaking Bloomsburg’s ordinance prohibiting “vulgar language and pictures in public places.” The civil liberties in question include freedom of speech and freedom of expression, both of which have a strong background of case histories to draw from in defence of the student’s actions.  Additionally, the issues of public nudity and the use of vulgar language in public spaces are also points of contention that will be addressed in this discourse.  The analysis of several case histories will indicate substantial support for the conviction of the student for the use of vulgar language and the presentation of vulgar pictures in public spaces but no conviction on the public nudity.

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President Obama’s Inaugural Address Vs State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States of America and marked his second term as US president. Obama’s theme for his second inaugural address was “Faith in America’s Future”, which emphasizes the virtues of determination, perseverance and harmony. In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama emphasized the need to strengthen middle class families in the United States. Key policy issues regarding immigration, climate change and gun control also took center stage in the inaugural address. At the initial phase of his address, President Obama highlighted equality and human rights which was articulated in the Declaration of Independence. Obama stated that freedom is indeed a gift from God, but humans must take steps to secure this freedom. He stressed that there is still more progress yet to be made on human and civil rights of United States citizens, particularly the rights of women, the minority groups and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Obama also stressed the importance of immigration, gun control and climate change in this decade. Obama assured the public that his administration will respond appropriately to these threats in order to protect the future generations of Americans. He urged America to lead in this area, particularly in climate change and making the transition to support sustainable energy. Inequality of wealth is another issue addressed in this speech and Obama notes that succeed cannot be achieved if wealth is concentrated to the very few while a growing number barely make ends meet. He also acknowledged that rising healthcare costs is another area to be addressed and that agencies such as Medicare and Social Security only serve to strengthen America.